Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors

Point Foundation (Point), the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit, honored the recipients of its Courage, Inspiration and Legend Awards earlier this week. Silvio Horta, Creator and Executive Producer of the ABC-TV series, Ugly Betty, received the Point Courage Award; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) was honored with the Point Inspiration Award; and the inaugural Point Legend Award was presented to play writer, librettist, screen writer, novelist and director, Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story). The awards were presented at Point's annual New York benefit, Point Honors, which was held on April 27, 2009 at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45th and Madison in New York City.

The evening's festivities were hosted by Susan Lucci and Cameron Mathison (ABC Daytime's All My Children). BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to capture the festive evening.

The Point Courage Award recognizes an individual who has advocated for the future of the LGBT community and lives with the vision that investing in today's potential will produce a brighter tomorrow.

Students who are awarded the organization's prestigious scholarships, known as Point Scholars, are selected through a rigorous and highly competitive process that requires a record of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills and financial need. A number of these Point Scholars will attend the benefit.

The Point Inspiration Award recognizes a corporation that champions respect and inclusion of the LGBT community, and operates with the vision that the success achieved by talented young people is limited only by the resources and opportunities they are given to help them fulfill their potential.

The Point Legend Award is presented to an individual who has, through the course of their lifetime, achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBT community.

The Presenting Sponsor for this event was Motorola. The Principal Sponsors are HBO, the Estee Lauder Companies Inc., the Palette Fund and Time Warner Inc. Media Sponsors are The Advocate, Genre, Metrosource Magazine, Next Magazine and People Weekly. Point's Benefit Committee for the gala is Jeffrey Epstein, Dan Osheyak and Shelley Fischel.

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Point provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT individuals who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Point provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation's foremost higher educational institutions and its donors and mentors with the rare satisfaction of directly investing their resources and time in future generations of leaders.

For more information about Point Foundation, please visit www.pointfoundation.org

Photos by Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Point Foundation's Executive Director & CEO Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Evening Co-Hosts Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Susan Lucci

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Point Courage Award Honoree Silvio Horta (Creator/Executive Producer for ABC/Touchton's Ugly Betty

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Cameron Mathison and Vanessa Arevalo

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Judith Light and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Josefina Scaglione and Karen Olivo

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Josefina Scaglione, Jorge Valencia and Karen Olivo

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Jenny Powers and Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Susan Lucci and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Cameron Mathison, Susan Lucci and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Bethenny Frankel

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Jill Zarin and LuAnn de Lesseps

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Leslie Uggams and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Valerie Smaldone and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Point Scholar Brittany Bjurstrom and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Jorge Valencia with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Point Inspiration Award recipients Chris Simmons and Michael D. Poirier

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Ana Ortiz and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Judith Light and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Judith Light, Tony Plana and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Robert Desiderio and Judith Light

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
CNN's Thomas Roberts and Susan Hendricks

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Thomas Roberts, Judith Light and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Judith Light and Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Angela Lansbury and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Silvio Horta and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Ana Ortiz and Silvio Horta

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
John Tartaglia and Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Tony Plana, Silvio Horta and Judith Light

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Tony Plana, Silvio Horta and Judith Light

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Jorge Valencia and Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Chris Simmons, Vanessa Williams and Michael D. Poirier

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Tony Palan, Silvio Horta, Judith Light and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Vanessa Williams, Judith Light and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Vanessa Williams, Silvio Horta, Judith Light and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Vanessa Williams, Silvio Horta, Judith Light, Ana Ortiz and Tony Palan

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Jorge Valencia

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
John Tartaglia and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
John Tartaglia and Ana Ortiz

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Matt Cavenaugh and Josefina Scaglione

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Matt Cavenaugh and Josefina Scaglione

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Angela Lansbury and Arthur Laurents

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Angela Lansbury and Arthur Laurents

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Arthur Laurents

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
Silvio Horato

Photo Coverage: 2009 Point Foundation Honors
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